LiveChat, a Chapel Hill, NC-based real-time live chat software tool for ecommerce sale and support, completed a management buy-out from its previous investors Naspers.
The management buy-out is backed by funding from Tar Heel Capital and gives the founding team a 60% stake in the company.
Founded in 2002 and led by CEO Mariusz Cieply, LiveChat provides tools to help websites communicate with visitors. The solution is available on the web, as well as multiple mobile platforms including Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and Windows OS.
The company serves more than 1600 businesses of all sizes in more than 50 countries, including Linens ‘N Things, ING, Adobe, Orange Telecom, Better Business Bureau, and Air Asia.
It operates a European office in Wroclaw, Poland.